seasonextension Photos & Videos

18 hours ago

Beet facts! Species name of beets is beta vulgaris which is the same species as Swiss chard (called Silverbeet in the UK). Beet seeds are actually fruits that contain one to several seeds inside. That is why beets come up so thickly when seeded. Beet seed and its relative spinach seed are hard to produce and expensive. I’m having much better results this year from planting transplants rather than direct seeding. #lettuceturnipthebeet #givemeabeet #heirloomseeds #heirloombeets #fedcoseeds #seasonextension #csashares #chioggiabeets #candycanebeets #threerootgrex #grexseeds

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21 hours ago

Tomatoes going strong 💪🏼

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1 day ago

😍The earliest garlic ever! We had accumulated an aphid problem in greenhouse1 over the past couple of years (from too much celery for too long in a small space) and thought we’d put garlics ability to keep some pests away to a test. They’ve done a great job at keeping the pesky aphids away..the dill growing along side is free and clear..Now they are ready to start harvesting, 6-8 weeks sooner than our field crop!💚Coming to market on Saturday and every other Saturday for the rest of the year😃 #garlic #garliclovers #yeg #local #edmonton #alberta #organic #redrussiangarlic #seasonextension #farmersmarket #fresh #garlicmedicine

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1 day ago

Planted out Brussel sprouts and Kalette babies... Because they were ready to spread those roots! 🌱 I had some space held for them, and some space I dug and moved dill that had freely self seeded. Here I just harvested cabbage. 🌱 Planting all Summer for Fall crops is one of the tricks to season extension here in Minnesota. 🌱 But this is different than succession planting, which refers to more plantings of the same crop. I call this 'planting on', taken from Pam Dawling, of "Growing for Market" 🌱 What do you call it when you're planting out new crop varieties throughout the season? 🌱 . . . #seasonextension #planting #vegetablegarden #fromseed #seedtotable #inmygardentoday #mngarden #northerngardener #happygardener #growyourown #extendtheseason #growingfood #forksinthedirt #brusselsprouts #futurefood #roots

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2 days ago

Better late than never! Cukes are on their way! Season extension has never meant as much as it has this year... We've lost almost a month of our regular growing season due to cold temps, high winds, and flooded fields... But inside the tunnel it almost feels like July! #seasonextension

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5 days ago

My first crop of Red Mountain Celtuce has finally matured in the hoop-house. This crop exceeded my expectations a great deal. I don’t know what early Chinese farmer thought when he or she stumbled upon this cultivar but I think they knew what they were doing or at least knew what tasted and looked good. Cultivation. This crop incredibly took 18 days from transplant to maturity. That’s amazing considering the fastest French radish is not more than 20 days from seed in even the most optimal conditions. Celtuce offers 18 inches of growth in as many days😳. The Egyptians (likely where the Chinese farmers got their original seed from) thought lettuce was an aphrodisiac, I’ll leave the rest to your imagination. Taste. It’s not your average lettuce. Green chilies, Oaxaca green corn, green apple, cucumber, and hearts of romaine lettuce. The leaves, besides being gorgeous, are tender and sweet yet refreshingly crisp and meaty, if you like romaine you’ll love these greens. The stem is the main event and where most of the flavors reside. Stripped of its leaves the stem of this lettuce 🥬 is amazing raw or cooked. I can’t understand why this vegetable is not more popular. A good candidate for vegetable of the year. If you would like to get your hands on some DM me and we can work out something. This was a test plot so supplies are limited until this fall assuming I can get my hands on more seeds. #eatmoreveggies #rarevegetables #specialtyproduce #fooddiversity #pantbased #oldnewcrops #agresearch #feedthefuture #trynewthings #celtuce #redmountainceltuce #bakercreekseeds #rareseeds #lettuce #salad #stemlettuce #produce #vegan #vegetarian #grandrapids #westmichigan #agriculture #smallfarm #niftyhoops #seasonextension #quickcrops #hiddengarden #chefporn

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5 days ago

Did u know it's technically illegal to wash your vegetables before sale unless u have a food processor licence, but big ag can spray glyphosate(roundup) as a dessicant on crops to evenly dry them in the field just before harvest. Mmm.. #eatyourchemicals #usda #fda #notyourfriend #modernnaturalfarming #urbanfarming . . . #seasonextension #natural #organic #microbes #ferment #probiotic #probioticgrown #livingsoil #garden #notill #sustainableagriculture #polyculture #permaculture #compost #vermicompost #wormgrown #growsomethinggreen #marketgarden #farmersmarket #cle #lorain #eatlocal #clegram #supportyourlocalurbanfarmer

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5 days ago

The caterpillar tunnels are up! Our Next Stage Grant proposal to the Mill City Farmers Market was funded this spring. Thank you, @mcfarmersmkt ! We asked for money for two caterpillar tunnels to help us increase the amount of produce we can grow in the "shoulder seasons" (late spring, early fall). These tunnels are a lot less expensive per square foot than the larger hoop houses we have and they are also quite move-able which will help with crop rotation. We really enjoy growing in the cooler months because there is a larger demand for our product (a lot of you are home gardeners and have your own vegetables growing during the summer). It also allows us a chance to spread our work load out a little more throughout the year rather than trying to cram it all into 3-4 months of summer. We'll be using the caterpillar tunnels this summer to give our heat-loving peppers a boost and also to grow a larger amount of ginger for @youbetchakimchi in Minneapolis. We'll then move the tunnels over fall crops in the late fall to extend the harvest season into November and hopefully December! . . . . . #seasonextension #caterpillartunnel #smallfarm #marketgarden #stockholmwi #pepinwi #maidenrockwi

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5 days ago

We've got some serious lettuce monsters out here y'all! Despite summer being the perfect salad season, lettuce really does not like heat. When it gets too hot, most lettuce bolts - it makes flowers and gets bitter. We work extra hard to keep our salad mixes going all summer with frequent plantings and various cooling systems like that green shade cloth on the left, but when it's hitting 100° in May we're bound to lose at least some of it. The good news is that we still have plenty more, so come see us at our markets or get in touch with @eastern_carolina_organics to grab some of this perfect for summer even though it hates heat food! #saladeveryday #locallettuce #fourseasonfarming #seasonextension #farmersmarket #marketgarden #knowyourfarmer #organicfarming #organic #certifiedorganic #CaswellCounty #eatwellincaswell #localfarm #localfood #eatlocal #gottobenc #ncagriculture #ncgrown

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5 days ago

We are ready to skin the new greenhouse the wire trellis system is in place for summer tomatoes and cucumbers and we've planted it out with lettuce transplants 6 days before the shortest day of the year #ittakesavillage #SeasonExtension #yearroundsalad

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5 days ago

Reishi and Turkey tail aren't popping yet but I'll have regular mint, rose and calendula herbal tea available this sat at Oberlin Farmers Market. Whether you need to settle your stomach or settle a score, this mint based tea will get u up n running! #backyardboogie #modernnaturalfarming #urbanfarming . . . #seasonextension #natural #organic #microbes #ferment #probiotic #probioticgrown #livingsoil #garden #notill #sustainableagriculture #polyculture #permaculture #compost #vermicompost #wormgrown #growsomethinggreen #marketgarden #farmersmarket #cle #lorain #eatlocal #clegram #supportyourlocalurbanfarmer

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6 days ago

A general rule for Florida gardening is that you don’t grow salad greens in the summer. But Ollie thinks rules are stupid — especially the rule about not chewing on people’s ankles — so he demanded that we try growing some different salad greens under partial shade and insect netting to see what happens. Here we have Tokyo Bekana and Red Russian kale greens that seem to be growing alright despite the high temperatures and insect pressure we have this time of year in northeast Florida.. #seasonextension #floridagardening #tokyobekana #redrussiankale #huertourbano #agroecologia #organic #organicgardening #agriculturaorganica #huertoorganico #growyourown

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1 week ago

Rainy afternoon @everdalefarm mean's working in our large high tunnel, affectionely referred to as "uptown". A small crew of Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) students and the intern working to trellis cucumbers, weed paths and general tidy up of the tunnel. Cucumbers, i.e. cukes, are coming along with little gerkins forming that will be ready to pick sooner then later. Nice to see one the native pollinators on the flowers....even though cukes are self-pollinating (male/female flowers). Not a honeybee, not a bumblebee....a solitary bee! No nest, queen or annoying bee relatives for this insect...pure independent living #downwiththebeemonarchy #farmintern2019 #everdalefarm #solitarybeelove #pollinators #pollinator #nativepollinators #organicfarming #notillgardening #notillgrowers #erinontario #teachingfarm #communityfarm #ontariocucumbers #goodthingsgrowinontario #localfood #csafarm #seasonextension #canadasummerjobs #nonprofitorganization #nonprofitfarm

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1 week ago

It's a good thing I shoveled a bunch of shit and worked some beds this morning cuz this homesteading can have you and your boys questioning your manhood 😂. These are rose beads and some cutouts I made for my daughter Livia. Made from fresh harvested roses and peonies. These still gotta dry some and the beads need to be re rolled but they smell great. The heat from your body is suppose to activate them when wearing. I think Liv will put the heart in a clothes drawer and see if she can smell like an old lady at church. #homesteading #rosebeads #modernnaturalfarming #urbanfarming #stillgotmyballsdontworry . . . #seasonextension #natural #organic #microbes #ferment #probiotic #probioticgrown #livingsoil #garden #notill #sustainableagriculture #polyculture #permaculture #compost #vermicompost #wormgrown #growsomethinggreen #marketgarden #farmersmarket #cle #lorain #eatlocal #clegram #supportyourlocalurbanfarmer

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1 week ago

Spring time harvest photo from @gentlegiantfarm ! Grow your farm with us for earlier harvests and happy customers!

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1 week ago

Planted up some heat tolerant broccoli. This bed was full of clover cover crop all spring. I weed whacked it down, flame weeded, covered with some comfrey and leaves and then flame weeded them half way. I scratched in and spread all the char around and covered with a lil compost n leaf debris. Also mixed in a bucket of forest soil. #closetheloop #modernnaturalfarming #urbanfarming #backyardboogie . . . #seasonextension #natural #organic #microbes #ferment #probiotic #probioticgrown #livingsoil #garden #notill #sustainableagriculture #polyculture #permaculture #compost #vermicompost #wormgrown #growsomethinggreen #marketgarden #farmersmarket #cle #lorain #eatlocal #clegram #supportyourlocalurbanfarmer

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1 week ago

Check out the blog Kayla, our High Tunnel Supervisor just posted on our website! Great story about a hands-on educational build hosted at Hindman Settlement School to a group of college students from around the country! growappalachia.berea.edu Great pictures too! #seasonextension #hightunnel #agriculture

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1 week ago

For me being a successful market gardener is as much about leaving the earth better as it is about making $$. I try to find the line between permaculture/polyculture and production, then Straddle the $hi# out of it. Many organic farms focused on production have merely a "do less harm" aproach. We need to be proactively building the soil, sequestering carbon, creating diverse environments on our lands and striving to close the loop. In my opinion, healthy soil is the greatest inheritance we can leave our children, and teaching them how to build it is the greatest legacy. #modernnaturalfarming #urbanfarming #getupgetoutandgetsomething #leaveitbetter . . . #seasonextension #natural #organic #microbes #ferment #probiotic #probioticgrown #livingsoil #garden #notill #sustainableagriculture #polyculture #permaculture #compost #vermicompost #wormgrown #growsomethinggreen #marketgarden #farmersmarket #cle #lorain #eatlocal #clegram #supportyourlocalurbanfarmer

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1 week ago

Lilac in June! Did you know you can still get lilac in June ? 💯 . . It is peak lilac time in Vermont for our friend Walt at @mountainflowerfarm and we are sourcing this gorgeous white lilac for our wedding this weekend through @dvflora who is committed to helping us and other designers source the best @americangrownflowers ! . . Heading to Vermont this weekend with @thelocalbouquet to do some planning and site visit for our September @thefloralfieldtrip to Mountain Flower Farm! Can’t wait to see all the lilac and peonies in bloom for the first time in person from the farm I’ve been buying from for 8 years 💕. Follow along over on @thefloralfieldtrip !! . . #wheredoyourflowerscomefrom #lilac #seasonextension #thefloralfieldtrip #junewedding #petalsbytheshore

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1 week ago

Just need to drop another 90 trellis strings, plant a few cuke seeds and this hoop is caught up. Gotta hill potatoes, weed and plant herbs, and get into hoop one.. then it’s chicken week and my husband will return after being gone for 12 weeks! It’s been tough keeping up but I think I rocked it!! #Iamsotired #Istink #tomatoes #hoophouse #seasonextension

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2 weeks ago

Looks like summer! ☀️😎🍅 Yes, those are local... direct from the Schultz Valley Farms high tunnel!

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2 weeks ago

Y’all we have butt loads of blooms! Seriously though, our cooler is at capacity. Pictured here are the arm loads , buckets loads, truck loads and cooler load. Actual pics of the butt loads of flowers are only given out via private message. Apologies for the disappointment. 😆 See y’all at market this weekend so you can get your own fat bunch of blooms. Thanks guys 🙏🏽 ***** #campanula #sustainablefarming #knowyourfarmer #flowers #flowerfarm #flowerfarmer #farmher #farmersmarket #buylocal #locallygrown #locallygrownflowers #seasonalfloweralliance #pesticidefree #seasonextension #hightunnel #smallfarm #kentucky #kentuckygrown #kentuckyproud #woodfordcounty #versaillesky #lexington #lexingtonky #farmfriends #farmdog #blooms #freshcut #bouquet

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2 weeks ago

A tale of two kales — one that regrew from a plant grown in the fall that died back almost to the roots over winter and a second that grew from chance seed in the spring. The overwintered plant is WAY ahead of the other one, no contest. By starting kale in the summer for fall growth, rather than in the spring, I get kale over a longer period with the same amount of work. #kale #vermontgarden #veggiegarden #vegetablegarden #gardening #garden #overwintered #overwintering #seasonextension

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2 weeks ago

✨ Our long-awaited delivery of greenhouses finally showed up today! ✨ They arrived after a couple weeks of extended delivery dates, albeit in a heaping, mass of metal. Literally. The straps that held some of the pipes together snapped in transit so the materials were all over the place 🤦🏻‍♀️ . All good though! We now have 3 100ft x 14ft greenhouses that will allow us to extend our growing season, and possibly allow us to get in a few crops this year that dislike our cool, foggy summers. Needless to say, we have our work cut out for us! 🛠 . . . #greenhouses #gothicgreenhouse #seasonextension #marketgarden #marketgardening #marketfarm #marketfarming #knowyourfarmer #supportlocalfarms #ferndaleca #faircurvefarm

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2 weeks ago

Something we hear a lot from our peers in this industry is how to make the transition from using imported flowers to using American grown flowers, 365 days, when each flower’s natural growing season is so short. • • Have you had this question yourself? Do you think that by working with American grown flowers more, that your designs would be limited and fall short of what your clients expects? • • Well, we are here to tell you that this not true. American grown flowers and foliages grow throughout this beautiful country 365 days thanks to all the hard working farmers! That means there is always something blooming. It also means that we as designers are able to get a “season extension” on every flower we use. Season extension = extending the season in which a flower naturally blooms and is harvested. • • What does this mean for us floral designers? Well, take the lilac for instance. It has been blooming for the past two weeks here in Rhode Island and looking out my window, the flowers are moving into their final stages of life. This means that by the end of next week, locally grown lilacs will have come and gone for the 2019 season in my region. In Maryland where @petalsbytheshore is the lilac season ended over a month ago. So what do we do for June brides that request lilac? • • Insert @mountainflowerfarm . Walt has just started harvesting his beautiful lilac in Warren, Vermont and is currently shipping nationwide. That means that now We all can have lilac a few extra weeks because of the cooler temps in Vermont! Yahoo!!! • • Need more examples to prove that sourcing American grown flowers for your clients can work in the wedding and event industry? Check out our stories! • • #wheredoyourflowerscomefrom #farmersandflorists #americangrown365 #americangrown #originmatters #slowflowers #vermontgrown #lilac #seasonextension #thefloralfieldtrip

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